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Old 04-25-2014, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default If you are afraid of sharks...this wetsuit is for you.

Pretty cool technology on the horizon. Check out this Ted talk on a new wetsuit pattern that sharks cannot see. http://www.ted.com/talks/hamish_joll...k.com#t-733049
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:56 AM   #2
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Brilliant! - I'm surprised it took them this long to consider the visual aspects of shark attacks any further than making them blind with dye post WW2. I grew up reading about sight being a sharks weaker function when hunting - it was all about the blood in the water. From a fishermans perspective that's pretty much all we deal with or have to offer (unless of course you're lucky enough to have live bait) but surfers are straight up and down and all around the mulberry bush - LIVE BAIT - and I don't think they get nailed cause they smell good (to a shark) it's more that they dress like seals. Of course a shark relies on its vision when going after anything that's moving and since most everything in the ocean is moving it just seems to follow that sharks wouldn't have been around for hundreds of millions of years if they had bad vision.

So - a little rant and a paradigm shift there for me -thanks Jeff!

Oh - and to the surfers - good luck out there with those new suits!
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Awesome. Thanks for sharing
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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Great for surfers. Not sure I want to be "invisible" while spearfishing though.
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